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George Lister, MD

Jean McLean Wallace Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

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George Lister, MD

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Dr. Lister is the Jean McLean Wallace Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale School of Medicine. He was formerly Chair of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine and Chair of Pediatrics and an Associate Dean for Education at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Lister received his medical education at Yale School of Medicine. He obtained his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and fellowship education at the University of California San Francisco, and the Cardiovascular Research institute in Pediatric Cardiology and Neonatology. He is certified in the specialties of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. He has been elected to a number of national offices including President of the Society for Pediatric Research, President of the American Pediatric Society, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Pediatrics. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of Pediatric Research, a Senior Editor of Rudolph’s Pediatrics textbook. He is a member of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas, the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, and the National Academy of Medicine.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    University of California, San Francisco, CA Cardiovascular Research Institute (1977)
  • Residency
    Yale-New Haven Hospital (1975)
  • MD
    Yale University (1973)
  • BA
    Brown University (1969)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (1979)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology (1979)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (1978, recertified: 1992)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering2013
Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership AwardFederation of Pediatric Organizations2011
Institute of MedicineNational Academy of Sciences2006
The Academy of MedicineEngineering and Science of Texas2006
Maureen Andrew Mentor AwardSociety for Pediatric Research2004
Charles W. Bohmfalk Teaching Prize for Most Outstanding Contribution to Clinical ScienceYale University School of Medicine2000
Distinguished Career AwardAmerican Academy of Pediatrics1999
Francis Gilman Blake Award for Outstanding TeacherYale University School of Medicine1994
Fulbright Scholar1989
Established Investigator AwardAmerican Heart Association1985
Alpha Omega Alpha (Junior Year)Yale University School of Medicine1972

Professional Service

Pediatric ResearchEditor-in-Chief1994 - 1999

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